Ars poetica of the Voices of the 20th century archive
The research group (Research Group) called ’Voices of the 20th century’ started its activity in the spring of 2009 with the help of the OTKA (Hungarian Scientific Research Fund) research project nr. 77566. The Research Group operates in the Institute of Sociology of the Center for Social Sciences, which is a research unit of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The mid-term objective of the Research Group is preserving the audio (and audiovisual) heritage of Hungarian sociology (i.e. mapping and collecting sociological studies with a special emphasis on those which were based on qualitative methods in the course of the past fifty years). Furthermore, in the long run, the project is committed to digitalize as well as to archive the sources and to provide enhanced access to our collections.
We hope that people are committed to preserve scattered documents, cassettes or files instead of let these crucially important documents of 20th century Hungarian social research through the course of time be lost or injured and as a consequence perished.